Category Archives: medical devices

Button batteries can kill if swallowed

Button batteries can kill if swallowed. Treat as a medical emergency and go to A&E / ER. Here are some suggestions for reducing harm from button batteries. Continue reading

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Can Standards and Regulations Keep Up With Health Technologies? – new Viewpoint article in JMIR mHealth uHealth

Following the publication of their Viewpoint article (Open Access) in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, JMIR mHealth uHealth, CHI+MED researchers Chris Vincent and Katarzyna Stawarz from UCL’s Interaction Centre have written the blog post below to introduce it. The … Continue reading

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FDA warns about cybersecurity re: hacking risk for hospital infusion pump

From the FDA’s Safety Communication updates (click to subscribe) “Today [31 July 2015] the FDA issued a Safety Communication on cybersecurity vulnerabilities of the Hospira Symbiq Infusion System. Hospira and an independent researcher confirmed that it is possible to access the … Continue reading

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How to report a problem with a medical device, in the UK

Last night I went to see a screening of Casino Royale which, despite the violence and shoot-out mayhem, is fantastically good fun. Without wishing to give away plot spoilers there’s a scene in which a life-saving medical device fails to … Continue reading

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